Help connecting Macbook Pro to Projector with RCA and s video inputs

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Optissimus, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Optissimus macrumors newbie

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    I have a macbook pro and I want to connect it to a projector. The projector accepts RCA inputs and s-video input. I got an adaptor thats vga on one side and has both RCA and s-video on the other but neither works with the projector. I know the projector works because I can hook up video game consoles using RCA and there is no problem. The RCA and S-video on the adaptor are female and I have a male-male cord to connect that to the projector.
     
  2. Sirus2400 macrumors regular

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    I think that you need a DVI-Video adapter to get it to work, but if your MBP has a VGA output, then I'm wrong.

    Once you have the correct adapter:

    Connect everything then go to System Preferences>Displays>Detect Displays

    Then, if you want your display mirrored, click "Mirror Display", If not, just drag whatever to the right and the projector should be there. You'll know it worked if the projector starts projecting your desktop picture.
     
  3. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    if you have the new MBP, you can't use the DVI to video adapter because the the miniDisplayPort to DVI adapter converts the signal to DVI-D. so on the DP-DVI adapter there is a missing hole that the DVI-video adapter pins need (the DVI end of the DVI-video is a DVI-I connector)
     
  4. Optissimus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have an adaptor to from the DVI port to vga and then a vga to s-video and rca. I tried following the instructions two posts above with the current setup and it didn't seem to work.
     
  5. Sirus2400 macrumors regular

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    I assume you have a non-unibody MBP.

    I would get the DVI-Video adapter that I linked above, I have one and I know it works with a projector/tv/etc.
     
  6. Optissimus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'll try that, thanks!
     

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